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by Planner Dude
Mon Dec 20, 2010 6:48 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Just bought a little 1961 ranch :)
Replies: 20
Views: 6901

Planner Dude, what browser are you using: I hope you're not using Exploder, use Fire Fox. Is your security set too high? When's the last time you cleaned out your temp files? Again, just some thoughts... Chrome. I use FF as well from time to time. I can see most pictures like the linoleum, etc. but...
by Planner Dude
Mon Dec 20, 2010 6:45 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Not only houses were great-
Replies: 21
Views: 3630

by Planner Dude
Mon Dec 20, 2010 6:42 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Not only houses were great-
Replies: 21
Views: 3630

even better Vespa Scooters A product of Modernism, the Vespa was designed and mass produced to bring freedom and style to post-war Europe and beyond. 1958 Vespa GS 150 http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4147/5065514442_f7d924e44e_z.jpg One of these days I am going to buy one of these!
by Planner Dude
Thu Dec 16, 2010 7:57 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Just bought a little 1961 ranch :)
Replies: 20
Views: 6901

am I the only one who can't see Hannah's pictures in her first two posts
by Planner Dude
Thu Dec 16, 2010 7:38 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Not only houses were great-
Replies: 21
Views: 3630

I wish automakers could make similar cars that could get beyond a concept!

If there was a way to retrofit safety into these classics, I'd drive one fore sure.
by Planner Dude
Tue Nov 30, 2010 9:09 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Window Insulation
Replies: 15
Views: 4452

not living in the midwest is one solution :wink: This is true :) Well our window is in on our slider. For the first time since we bought the place, I can see my back yard. The new glass seems to transfer way less cold. I think we will look at replacing a little bit each year. Not the cheapest thing...
by Planner Dude
Tue Nov 23, 2010 6:14 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Window Insulation
Replies: 15
Views: 4452

by Planner Dude
Sun Nov 21, 2010 10:02 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Window Insulation
Replies: 15
Views: 4452

Window Insulation

If you have lots of windows in your house, how do you insulate them to keep warm air in or out (winter vs. summer)? I have three sliding glass doors that provide great views and light into my house, but I know they are leaking air out. Most of the tricks I have read about involve drapes or other fab...
by Planner Dude
Sun Nov 21, 2010 9:51 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Our New MCM Home
Replies: 26
Views: 6545

What do you guys think of this one?

http://www.chiohd.com/garage-doors/residential/3295/

I am scared to call them to see how much it costs!
by Planner Dude
Sun Nov 21, 2010 9:13 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Daylighting
Replies: 17
Views: 4167

Metal / Steel Roof

Here's a question:

How well do skylights and solar tubes work with metal roofs. I am considering going the metal route for the energy savings, lack of maintenance / longevity, and possibly the aesthetics.
by Planner Dude
Sun Nov 21, 2010 7:45 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Death Of The McMansion
Replies: 39
Views: 8113

While I am half joking..I often tell people that if this mild winter is from global warming, then I welcome it!
by Planner Dude
Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:41 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Death Of The McMansion
Replies: 39
Views: 8113

Clarksdale. I assumed you weren't trying to diss Detroit. One could argue though that some of your comments could be taken as such: -Reason number 232,342 to say it is time to leave -It could be a test-case for all the uber liberal / green theories - sort em out and see if any of them work As I said...
by Planner Dude
Sat Nov 13, 2010 9:30 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Death Of The McMansion
Replies: 39
Views: 8113

Detroit

Perhaps I am a bit bitter, but it gets kind of tiring of everyone coming in spending a couple minutes in Detroit and thinking they know all there is about it. http://www.viceland.com/int/v16n8/htdocs/something-something-something-detroit-994.php?page=1 I am not saying clarksdaleplace is such a perso...
by Planner Dude
Fri Jul 09, 2010 7:56 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Daylighting
Replies: 17
Views: 4167

I love both those pictures!

What ceiling height is ideal for the sun tunnel?

I have eight foot ceilings (i think).
by Planner Dude
Wed Jul 07, 2010 7:23 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Daylighting
Replies: 17
Views: 4167

I have an attic throughout the house except in the foyer. The ceilings are all flat. Money is a bit tight right now, so I was just concerned about the costs for skylights..especially since i have many rooms that are in need of more light. Dani: I know a skylight will give more light, but I was worri...
by Planner Dude
Fri Jul 02, 2010 8:30 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Daylighting
Replies: 17
Views: 4167

Are Skylights -more costly? -more prone to leaking? -Less energy efficient? I have an attic in most of my house so I'd loose a lot more space up there with sky lights. The other thing is I want more light in many of my rooms especially the living room, kitchen and hallway. My guess is the sky lights...
by Planner Dude
Fri Jul 02, 2010 6:03 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Daylighting
Replies: 17
Views: 4167

Daylighting

I want more light in our house. Even though we have many windows, most of them face east & west, so we don't have much natural light during certain hours of the day. It is impractical to add more windows to the north end because of the garage and the south end has bedrooms. More importantly I wa...
by Planner Dude
Fri Jun 25, 2010 11:28 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Googie Architecture - Detroit Metro
Replies: 3
Views: 1009

not sure if they count as googie but here's some fun buildings from Downriver...the southern suburbs ...first two are Lincoln park, the second is Wyandotte..I have lived in both cities. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=belmar+lincoln+park,+mi&sll=40.502...
by Planner Dude
Fri Jun 25, 2010 7:07 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Our Kid-raising Barn- Then and Now-
Replies: 4
Views: 862

by Planner Dude
Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:03 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Clutter & Junk
Replies: 13
Views: 2031

Joe: We watch hoarders and Clean house :D We are by no means that bad. We are actually pretty average. Our big thing is we moved into our home recently. I feel relived that it took you a few years to get rid of the junk. We have a 2.5 year old that needs a lot of attention and 6 month who equally n...
by Planner Dude
Thu Jun 24, 2010 7:39 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Clutter & Junk
Replies: 13
Views: 2031

Clutter & Junk

Q; How do you deal with it? My parents are major pack rats, which unfortunately rubbed off on me, but I am trying to change. How do you separate yourself you past belongings--vintage video games, albums, etc? How do you deal with kids clutter? How big are your homes? We have a smaller (1300 upstairs...
by Planner Dude
Thu Jun 24, 2010 7:27 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: "The White Trim Syndrome"- Updated-
Replies: 26
Views: 1914

some more pix please!
by Planner Dude
Wed Jun 23, 2010 11:17 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: "The White Trim Syndrome"- Updated-
Replies: 26
Views: 1914

Re: diversity-

by Planner Dude
Wed Jun 23, 2010 11:11 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: "The White Trim Syndrome"- Updated-
Replies: 26
Views: 1914

not a fan of New Urbanism. sorry. No need. But just because you're not a fan doesn't mean neighborhood planning doesn't exist. There are many different people out there that have different ideas of what they like. We got to accommodate all of them in a community, whether we individually like their ...
by Planner Dude
Wed Jun 23, 2010 6:34 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: "The White Trim Syndrome"- Updated-
Replies: 26
Views: 1914

we had some great attempts at good planning 40-50 years ago, when architects were more involved in community design, but when they pulled out of residential design in the early '60s, the plug was pulled. Architects are still involved in planning, especially in New Urbanist developments (Duany-http:...
by Planner Dude
Tue Jun 22, 2010 8:56 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Our New MCM Home
Replies: 26
Views: 6545

I don't think wood finish would look right on your garage door. It just not fitting to the esthetic of the place. If you do replace your garage door, try to find the simplest flattest door you can, the home depot pressed aluminum panels will look really really bad on your place. If you frosted your...
by Planner Dude
Tue Jun 22, 2010 6:18 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: "The White Trim Syndrome"- Updated-
Replies: 26
Views: 1914

think what you want but bad design is still bad design. I would not wish that pile of garbage on anyone. Modernism isn't a style we pick out of the catalogue because it looks cool. it's form following function, it's how we live. Geographics has nothing to do with bad design, it's everywhere, just a...
by Planner Dude
Tue Jun 22, 2010 6:04 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: flat roof/old house smell HELP!
Replies: 23
Views: 6047

Interesting stuff: We moved in to our house this past year and have a musty smell too. We ripped out he Berber carpeting in the bedrooms upstairs (yuck!), but haven't tackled the basement yet. No visible mold or the like. This past weekend I noticed it was strongest near our natural fire places, whi...
by Planner Dude
Mon Jun 21, 2010 11:46 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: "The White Trim Syndrome"- Updated-
Replies: 26
Views: 1914

Whats wrong with the house? I understand it's not MCM and it's a McMansion, but it still better looking than a lot of the other crap-ola being from the mid west, and growing up in a corn field I understand that this house is a wowza here. Where plain is the normal. People like big shiny and new (th...
by Planner Dude
Mon Jun 21, 2010 11:31 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: "The White Trim Syndrome"- Updated-
Replies: 26
Views: 1914

those gaping garages look like they would swallow you into a black hole with the doors opened...not a very welcoming front to a home. all of the punched-out windows and weird angles only add complexity to the exterior, they certainly don't make it more attractive to my eye. I though we were looking...

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